The coronavirus crisis has brought a number of exceptional situations due to the complexity of the situation. Car maintenance has also been compromised and therefore brands like Volkswagen, Audi or Porsche want to help their customers. As Kia or Toyota have already done, they have decided to extend the guarantees of all their new vehicles in Europe. In this way there will be no problem for those who could not carry out procedures when the workshops were closed.
In the case of Volkswagen, it is an extension of three months from the expiration of the original warranty of the new vehicle or the extended warranty. It will be valid for those who expire between March 1 and May 31 of this year. The extension of the guarantee is applied immediately to those vehicles that meet the requirements, without the need to formalize it or any type of bureaucracy.
The Audi case is quite similar. The same three-month warranty extension applies to those cars that expire between March 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020. Therefore, the deadline for this extension of the original series warranty or of the extended warranty will be August 31. The mileage restriction under warranty will remain unchanged. If an overlap occurs between the warranty extension and the start of the warranty extension, the start will be postponed for three months at no charge to the customer.
As the decision has been made at the Volkswagen Group level, the same three-month extension also applies at Porsche. It applies to those vehicles whose warranty expired between March 1 and May 31. It is valid for those series guarantees, such as those with a Porsche Approved warranty extension. As in the previous cases, it is applied automatically and without the need for a specific request from the client.